This Week, Part 2 (Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2015)

Because of embargoes, a lot of our critics aren’t able to share links with you until release day. Here are some last-minute reviews for this weekend’s upcoming films. We’ve kept in all the reviews posted yesterday as well so you can have more help in deciding what to see (if you haven’t already).

Our critics have been hard at work reviewing the latest films. Here is a look at what’s coming out this weekend (in select cities, check your local listings) and what else may be in theaters right now.

Opening: Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2015

Wide (United States)

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

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Vacation

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Limited (United States)

The End of the Tour

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Like an energetic terrier and a cautious great dane sussing each other up, Eisenberg and Segel are an unlikely yet perfect pairing in director James Ponsoldt’s dual character study, one which plays like the road trip version of “My Dinner with Andre.”

A LEGO Brickumentary

[New Today] James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
[New Today] Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: Really nothing more than an extended promotional reel for the Danish company,…but despite being a mite padded, it’s a mostly sprightly tour through the byways of Legoland.

Listen to Me Marlon

Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

2015 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

10 Cent Pistol

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

The Age of Adaline

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Amy

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Ant-Man

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Best of Enemies

[New Today] Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: If even these two witty, well-educated, well-mannered men of letters couldn’t keep their on-air interactions from degenerating into cheap shots and name-calling, who could?

Capital C

Chris Barsanti @ Film Journal International

  • Excerpt: This thin but inspirational documentary about creators turning dreams into reality by raising funds via online platforms like Kickstarter has a simple message: If you conceive it, and it is awesome, the crowdfunding will come.

Cartel Land

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Clouds of Sils Maria

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Counting

Chris Barsanti @ Film Journal International

  • Excerpt: After a brief detour into narrative with ‘Museum Hours,’ underground filmmaker Jem Cohen returns to sonorous form with this 15-part collection of watchful, gloomy, abstractly personal and political episodic shorts.

Crumbs

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: The starkness of Crumbs makes for attention-grabbing afrofuturism.

Danny Collins

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Dark Was the Night

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
Steve Biodrowski @ Hollywood Gothique

  • Excerpt: A Mystery for the Ages: Why is DARK WAS THE NIGHT not getting the amount of praise heaped on indie horror darlings such as THE BABADOOK and IT FOLLOWS?

Drishyam

[New Today] Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

Extinction

[New Today] Marina Antunes @ Quiet Earth

Five Star

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

A Hard Day

[New Today] Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit

  • Excerpt: Surprise and tension make this Korean police mystery a fun ride

Hot Pursuit

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I Am Chris Farley

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

  • Excerpt: A celebratory film that serves to remind viewers of the joyful figure Chris Farley was, in spite of his own demons.

Infinitely Polar Bear

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Inside Out

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Irrational Man

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The Look of Silence

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Love & Mercy

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Minions

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Mr. Holmes

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Paper Towns

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Phoenix

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Pixels

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Samba

[New Today] Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: Deserves credit for raising important issues at all, but the trite romcom packaging compromises the good intentions.

San Andreas

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She’s Funny That Way

Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]

Southpaw

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Spy

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That Sugar Film

[New Today] James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

Taxi

Tiago Ramos @ Split Screen [Portuguese]

Trainwreck

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Unexpected

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

The Vatican Tapes

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

The Voices

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The Water Diviner

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2015 Films (Coming Soon)

Blind

José M. Robado @ CineCrítico [Spanish]

Dirty Politics

Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

The Editor

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: The Editor lampoons the Italian tradition of splashy/shoddy horror popularized by Daria Argento, Lucio Fulci, and other filmmakers and puts a distinctly Canadian twist on this ultra-violent and super-sexy subgenre. It’s a bloody hoot.

Everything Will Be Fine

Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]

Get Well Soon

José M. Robado @ CineCrítico [Spanish]

Mallory

Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz

  • Excerpt: Director Treštíková’s latest film is one of her best, telling a wholly compelling story on its own terms – and Mallory’s bureaucratic nightmare also turns the film into something of a social polemic.

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